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We're CGS and we build futures.


We build them with all sorts of people

at all ages and stages of their careers,

some working, some not working,

some forced not to work.


We meet first a bundle of emotions

which becomes in conversation

a real and uniquely talented person

with whom we work to build futures

in all shapes and sizes.


The common factor is that each future

is the right one for the client

because s/he's the one making

the choices which build them.


    CGS exists to address two questions: How should I think about the rest of my career? and What should I do about it?  Click here to see how we set about finding the answers.


  • CGS offers a completely personal, tailored, open-ended outplacement to senior executives and professionals; also mentoring services to CEOs and senior leaders. 

  • The pandemic has somewhat surprised us by showing practically no change in the quantity and quality of people approaching us as prospective clients.  Neither the awful rate of job losses nor the equally awful prospect of reduced future vacancies seem to apply at the sort of level at which our clients normally operate.  There are still good jobs for good people.

    Therefore, on the assumption that competition for them will be fiercer than ever, meticulous preparation and methodical search techniques look likely to be all the more essential.  That's what we are here for...


Times Radio this morning invited all their Comment columnists to describe individual politicians in a single word.  Interesting results, if I recall accurately:

Boris Johnson: the first person said "slippery" but the rest were not so complimentary;

Keir Starmer: all bar one said "earnest": the one said "serious";

Ed Davey: all said "who?"

It is a sad reflection that Britain continues to show its leading role in so many ways, and our people so often at their finest - excluding the entire political class and in particular our sub-Prime Minister and his bunch of hideous and hapless nonentities masquerading as a cabinet.  

Uncle Rod's Deathless One-Liners

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Friction is fine so long as it generates more light than heat